Sony KDL-43WG665 : a good Direct LED television ?

KDL-43WG665 from Sony – Presentation of this Full HD

Sony unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the KDL-43WG665.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 43 inches.
Neither too small, neither too large. In short, an average unremarkable model.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Full HD resolution.  With a diagonal of 43 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Through our review today, you will understand why the Sony KDL-43WG665 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

The design of the Sony KDL-43WG665

The Sony KDL-43WG665 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this KDL-43WG665. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
The Sony KDL-43WG665 is rather flat.
With a size of 43 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, Sony has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the KDL-43WG665, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The charm of the KDL-43WG665 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Sony has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

KDL-43WG665 from Sony – The screen

The Sony could hardly do better than this KDL-43WG665 with a Direct LED screen.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Full HD resolution. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
With a screen size of 43 inches, this KDL-43WG665 is positioned in the range of models, in the average.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Sony chooses a frequency of 400 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Full HD quality picture .
Thus, the Sony KDL-43WG665 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

The sound of the Sony KDL-43WG665

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the KDL-43WG665 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The television set is equipped with  two speakers with 5 W at output.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

KDL-43WG665 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the KDL-43WG665 Sony has an operating system Smart TV; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.

KDL-43WG665 from Sony – Its connectivity

This television Sony KDL-43WG665 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
You will have few choices regarding connections. This TV has less than most of its competitors.

It is with 8 possible connections that this KDL-43WG665 is presented. Apart from a few devices, you will not be able to connect many elements. Low choice compared to the competition.

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
2 USB ports, 2 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony KDL-43WG665

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 94.1302 cm x 52.9482 cm x 6.8 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 400
Sound power 5
Smart TV Smart TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 46 W

KDL-43WG665 from Sony – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
The least we can say is that this jewel incorporating smart TV technology offers you the Sony know-how . An element that is a very good option in the high-end segment.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.

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